• The White House Just Announced the First Confirmed U.S. Case of the Omicron Variant of COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Time

    WASHINGTON - A person in California who had been vaccinated against COVID-19 became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant, the White House announced Wednesday as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new virus strain.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci told reporters that the person was a traveler who returned from South Africa on Nov. 22 and tested positive on Nov. 29. Fauci said the person was vaccinated but had not received a booster shot and was experiencing “mild symptoms.”
    The Biden administration moved late last month to restrict travel from Southern...
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  • First Omicron Variant Case Identified in U.S

    First Omicron Variant Case Identified in U.S

    1 month ago - By Web MD

    The news vindicates officials who said it was only a matter of time before the coronavirus variant was confirmed in the United States.
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  • ‘Just a matter of time': First omicron case in US reported in San Francisco

    ‘Just a matter of time': First omicron case in US reported in San Francisco

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Genomic testing at the University of California, San Francisco, and the CDC confirmed the first reported case of COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant in the United States, officials announced Wednesday.
    The case was detected in a fully vaccinated person who returned to the U.S. from South Africa on Nov. 22, the CDC said.
    According to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci, MD, the person had not received a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Citing the omicron variant, the CDC said this week that every adult should get a booster shot.
    “We knew that
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  • ‘Just a matter of time': First case of Omicron found in US, Fauci says

    1 month ago - By Sydney Morning Herald

    The United Nations Secretary-General, meanwhile, criticised travel restrictions imposed over the new variant as “travel apartheid”.
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  • First Omicron Variant Case Identified in US

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    The first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the United States was confirmed by officials today in an individual in California who had recently traveled to South Africa.
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